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Hello everyone, from San Bernardino CA

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#1 GRay Defender

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:03 PM



GRay Defender here.  I was born and raised here in San Bernardino, CA.  I played the early games in the arcade growing up and my first real gaming console was the Atari 2600.  From there I moved on to the Commodore 64, but before I let my mom sell off my 2600, I held onto the three games carts that I treasured the most at the time.  They were Adventure, Missile Command and Mountain King.  I fairly recently got back into video games and collecting.  Other than video games & consoles, I also love classic radios with cassette tape players,etc.  I also collect some vintage calculators, something about that phosphorus.


I guess last year I started my small youtube channel which goes by my moniker.


Looking forward to meeting you all over time,



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#2 Ballblaɀer



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

Welcome, Glenn!  Three classics you kept, certainly -- and don't let anyone tell you otherwise re: Mountain King!   :)


Have any of the Atari-branded calculators?


Enjoy your stay; hope to see you around the forums and in chat!

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#3 RickR


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:11 PM

Welcome!  I've got a small calculator collection myself!

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#4 greenween


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:33 AM

Welcome GRay Defender. I have never played Mountain King!!! Getting on it.

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 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:53 AM

Welcome good to have ya here
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#6 GRay Defender

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:39 AM

Thank you guys.  I do not have an atari branded calculator.  I didn't know that was a thing (eyes peeled).  However I do have a few Commodore branded ones and they are sweet.


And I picked up this calculator last year: (it takes 4 D cell batteries and had a carrying handle).




As for Mountain King I had discovered the secret area above the "mountain" and was captivated by it.  I don't remember if I ever completed it back then though..., lol...

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

Welcome to IO!  I've not seen one of those calculators in a long time!

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Going to the final frontier, gaming...

#8 Rowsdower70


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:27 AM

Welcome Glenn!

I'm not much of a calculator guy, but I did recently sell off a Commodore US-1.

Hope you enjoy your time here!

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"For you - Rowsdower from the 70 - have been appointed Omnivisioner of the Game Grid."  ~ Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hey GD! 

Welcome to the friendliest Atari forum site on the interweb!

Feel free to share your YouTube stuff in the YouTube section!


Quick story, I met GD via my podcast and he was the lucky fellow who won this Edladdin Super Twin 78 Joystick!!!

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The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube....0EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

#10 GRay Defender

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:58 AM

Thank you NSG,


Yeah the Super Twin 78 is a great controller, I probably would have bought it anyway, and I endorse and recommend the Edladdin products.  By the way Ed Kelly from Edladdin, told me via email he is coming out with a USB joystick, sorry for being short on the details, but it is coming soon.


I will definitely consider posting in the youtube section...


Thanks again,



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#11 Lost Dragon

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:22 PM

Heya Glenn.


Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here and thanks for stopping by.

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#12 Justin


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

Welcome to Atari I/O Glenn! Great to have you here!! 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:51 AM

Welcome aboard! 

Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:32 AM

Welcome to Atari.io! You have entered a cozy place for Atarians and other Retroists! :vulcan_salute:

Edited by TeddyGermany, 09 March 2017 - 05:33 AM.

#15 LeeJ07


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:44 AM

Welcome to the Forums!
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